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Baywa r.e. wants Germany to auction, subsidize floating solar

Our forecast on floating solar in November played down the installation on man made lakes and played up the use of floating solar on dam reservoirs – a single particular type of manmade lake. But this week, by far the most constructive purpose has been found for German coal mines, as Baywa r.e. called for politicians to either subsidize floating solar on opencast lakes, or to at least reclassify them as conversion areas for renewable purposes. Baywa r.e. also called for some German tenders to be purely for floating solar and not play them off against one another. Baywa r.e. asked the Fraunhofer ISE research institute to count up all the lake area available and came up with 56 GW…

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